Paying for an editor is a big but extremely important part of the publishing process. Today, we hear from Alliance of Independent Authors partner member Amelia Winters on what you can learn from professional editors.
In order to bring a book to readers and publish it, you have to follow a series of seven processes. The Alliance of Independent Authors is going to examine these processes in detail. The first process of publishing is editorial.
In today's Beginners Self-Publishing Podcast: editing and proofreading. Writing a book is impressive but getting yours to a publishable standard is a whole other trial by fire. Doing so requires a stringent quality control process, a team of collaborators, and several editorial stages. In this episode, ALLi’s Product Marketing Manager Dan Parsons and Campaigns Manager Melissa Addey walk listeners through the major editing stages that authors must face to turn a written manuscript into a professional product. Together, they’ll discuss the whys, hows, and whens of editing, as well as insights from their own processes.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about How to work with a developmental editor with Howard Lovy
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Show Don't Tell with Louise Harnby
With the dawn of a new year, it's a great time to pick up a new habit, hobby or skill. Then there's the bargains to be had with sales and discounts. Or perhaps you're more of a gadget and software fan. When it comes to the latter, there's a lot of tech and software at the indie author's disposal, so much so it can be overwhelming. Fear not, Tim Lewis, science fiction and fantasy author, social media specialist and host of ALLi’s weekly #indieAuthorChat on Twitter, threw this question to the ALLi Facebook members forum in preparation for the recent SelfPub conference. Nominations poured in, and the result is a definitive list of 100 must-have tools for writing, editing, design, production and distribution—this is the ultimate guide to tools and tech for indie authors.
Everyone loves a good bargain. Part of being an Alliance of Independent Authors member is access to the vetted, trusted Partner Member directory. And it's with great excitement that the AskALLi team shares a whopper of a summer sale. With thanks to all our trusted partners who have been extra generous with their discounts and sales for ALLi members. This is The Alliance of Independent Authors Summer Sale Bonanza.
When you open your completed manuscript to start editing, it seems like a monumental task. But like any project, if you break it down into stages, the baby steps are much more manageable. Which is why today's ultimate guide is all about self-editing your manuscript. The Alliance of Independent Authors’ AskALLi team thanks all ALLi members and partners who shared their experiences, in particular Alison Shakspeare of Shakspeare Editorial, Kristina Stanley of Fictionary.co and Lisa Lepki of ProWritingAid for their in-depth contributions and advice.
Getting your first book edited can be an overwhelming experience. There's different types of editors, huge swings in price ranges and that's all before you receive the feedback itself. ALLi partner member and CEO of Fictionary.co Kristina Stanley, is here to explain everything you need to know about fiction editing.
Punctuation tends to produce strong reactions. Either you love it or you hate it. But one thing is certain as writers, we all need it. In today's encore post, Dominic Selwood, author member, delights in punctuation so much so that he's taken the time to write a guide to punctuation for the 21st century writer. Today he tells us why - and also helps us learn to stop worrying and love punctuation! You can make punctuation fun too.
Is your manuscript in need of substantive editing, developmental editing, copy-editing, or line editing? When is it ready for a proofread? ALLi partner member Richard Bradburn of editorial.ie helps demystify the terms.
On the AskALLi Beginners' Self-Publishing Salon, Orna Ross and Tim Lewis look at editing. Money spent on editing is not just…